News Center 22 8/8/17

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Channing Tatum stopped by Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan on Monday.

KSP officials say Tatum learned about the ‘Shop with a Trooper’ project and other KSP initiatives during his visit.


WYMT News reports

Schools across Kentucky are in need of teachers. School officials in Harlan County say the problem is particularly bad there.

“With the loss of jobs in eastern Kentucky, a lot of the coal miners, their spouses would work for us not only as teachers but as support personnel,” said Harlan County Schools Superintendent Brent Roark.

When coal miners left to find work, so did their spouses.

“Now I see more jobs that are posted than applicants applying for those jobs,” said Andrew Williams, a teacher in Harlan County.

School officials continue to look for ways to fill the teaching gaps.

School officials said low wages for teachers and more teachers reaching retirement means the shortage will continue.

The Kentucky Teacher Retirement System reported that about 15,000 teachers are eligible to retire in the state.


According to the Claiborne Progress a shooting on Monday evening is being investigated by Sheriff David Ray and the sheriffs office. It was confirmed a shooting took place in the Powell Valley area.

The call came in around 7:30 p.m., he said. “There is a possibility of a fatality,” he added. More information when it becomes available.


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Updated: August 7, 2017 — 10:23 PM
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